Entries by Maggie Edwards

Habitat Kent reopens South ReStore and resumes construction

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, June 8, 2020 — Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has reopened its South ReStore location at 5701 Division Ave S, Wyoming, MI 49548 and in the last couple weeks, home construction has resumed as well. The nonprofit is preparing to welcome volunteers back to construction sites later this summer. The ReStore […]


This is the story of Jawaan and her family. When Jawaan applied to become a Habitat homeowner, she brought her faith in God, her favorite motto (“Teamwork makes the dream work!”), a lot of energy and hope, and a few wishes. She wished that she and her four children could live in a safe, affordable […]

Mazarah & Sofia

This is the story of Mazarah and Sofia. In 2016, they came to Michigan with their three children as refugees after fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo followed by intense experiences with xenophobia in South Africa. Bethany Christian Services helped them settle and learn the many things needed to adjust to radically […]

Community Invests $9M in Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, October 29, 2019 — Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is celebrating securing $9 million for its capital campaign to expand access to affordable housing in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood. Habitat Kent’s “Bright Future Campaign” is a $9 million plan to build, rehab or repair 400 homes in the Roosevelt Park […]